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This profile was last updated on 5/6/06  and contains information from public web pages.

Senior Advisor To Ministry of Com...

Local Address: Iraq
CPA
 
Background

Employment History

  • Senior Adviser To the Ministry of Education
    The DOD

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Senior Advisor for Media and Telecommunications
    CPA
  • Senior Advisor To Minister of Communications
    Iraq
7 Total References
Web References
Defense Department Sued Over Bribery Allegations
news.findlaw.com, 6 May 2006 [cached]
The suit filed by Daniel Sudnick in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia contends the DOD is liable for ,3 million for violating the Privacy Act of 1974.
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Sudnick also contends defendant John A. Shaw, the former deputy undersecretary of the DOD and a former DOD deputy inspector general, is liable in his individual capacity for at least ,3 million in compensatory damages and no less than ,10 million in punitive damages.
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According to the complaint, the DOD employed Sudnick as a senior adviser to the Ministry of Education with the Coalition Provisional Authority when it temporarily governed Iraq.
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Sudnick also claims that between November 2003 and April 2004, Shaw tried to expand the scope of another procurement, involving a telecommunications system, so a company owned by his friends and associates could become involved.
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The complaint charges that when Sudnick reported Shaw's alleged misconduct to CPA officials, they asked Sudnick to resign or face being fired.
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The complaint charges that when Sudnick reported Shaw's alleged misconduct to CPA officials, they asked Sudnick to resign or face being fired.
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The suit claims the office of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld demanded the CPA ask Sudnick to resign.
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Sudnick claims each representation concerning bribes and other alleged misconduct listed in the illegally released records is false and defamatory.
The suit adds that several articles subsequently appeared in the press stating Sudnick had received bribes in connection with the cell phone licenses.
Sudnick says the illegal and false disclosures have hindered his ability to gain employment.
He also contends that even though the DOD declared in December 2004 that he had not been involved in any wrongdoing, the government has refused to rehire him, citing the allegations that appeared in the press.
Sudnick adds that Shaw was later fired from his government position for reasons unrelated to the Privacy Act violations.
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Sudnick contends that as a result of the defendants' conduct he has suffered substantial damages, including loss of reputation, severe emotional distress, humiliation and embarrassment.
U.S. Companies Put Little Capital Into Iraq :: Iraq Net :: Iraq's Online News Resource
ftp.iraq.net, 18 Oct 2003 [cached]
Dan Sudnick, until recently the CPA's senior advisor for media and telecommunications, said his team and others have been working with Iraqi leaders to craft a legal system that will ensure that businesses can grow freely while having their rights protected.He believes the new Iraqi regulatory body will encourage investment in TV broadcasting, long-distance telephone service and Internet service.He sees Iraq's main highway from Kuwait to Baghdad growing into something like the 101 of Silicon Valley or the Dulles toll road of the Washington area.
Pentagon Ousts Official Under FBI Investigation
www.commondreams.org, 11 Dec 2004 [cached]
Daniel Sudnick, the CPA's senior advisor to Iraq's Ministry of Communication, reported his concerns over Shaw's efforts to the Pentagon's inspector general, who later turned the investigation over to the FBI.
dailywireless.org - Blood Money
www.dailywireless.org, 14 Sept 2006 [cached]
Daniel Sudnick, who was the senior advisor to Iraq's minister of communications, the highest-ranking American in the ministry, and Bonnie Carroll, a chief deputy, resigned this month.
CorpWatch : Iraq: Cellular Project Leads to U.S. Inquiry
www.warprofiteers.com, 29 April 2004 [cached]
Daniel Sudnick, who was the senior advisor to Iraq's minister of communications, the highest-ranking American in the ministry, and Bonnie Carroll, a chief deputy, resigned this month.
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Sudnick issued a statement denying Shaw's charges of corruption in the original cellular license award that he helped to oversee.
"Together with my team, we were singularly instrumental in putting modern communications in place that never existed in Iraq before," Sudnick said."No one, doing it properly and carefully, and avoiding the misuse of taxpayers' dollars, could have done it any faster."
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Although Shaw had no direct authority over Sudnick, Shaw suggested in an e-mail to Sudnick in November that Sudnick could "graft" a CDMA system onto the first-responder contract that could then "morph into a commercial service with our having total control over it."
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Although Shaw had no direct authority over Sudnick, Shaw suggested in an e-mail to Sudnick in November that Sudnick could "graft" a CDMA system onto the first-responder contract that could then "morph into a commercial service with our having total control over it."
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"Believe we could concoct a new configuration of Liberty CDMA bid with emergency system grafted on top of it," Shaw wrote Sudnick in November, according to an e-mail obtained by The Times.
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Sudnick attended, along with Pentagon officials and contractors, including Lucent and Qualcomm.Shaw introduced what he called a fast-track solution to getting the first-responder network up and running, unveiling the pairing of Nana and Guardian Net.
Sudnick and Carroll told Pentagon investigators that they did not realize Ganley headed Liberty Mobile.
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Sudnick made that point clear in an attachment to an e-mail to Shaw just days after the January meeting.
"The intended market and use of the [first-responder] network will be strictly non-commercial," he wrote.
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Sudnick and coalition officials decided they could use Nana to build a small-scale first-responder network in Baghdad - essentially a pilot version of a nationwide first-responder system that could cost as much as $70 million.
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Carroll and Sudnick rejected the proposal.
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Two days later, Shaw e-mailed Sudnick that the first-responder network "is the last opportunity to install a viable cellular network that is responsive to our needs and requirements.
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Sudnick does not mention such a project in e-mails reviewed by The Times, and Shaw was unable to produce any documentation to back up his assertion.
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Within days of the blow-up, a senior coalition official told Sudnick that he was no longer allowed to work on the first-responder network, sources said.Sudnick submitted his resignation and was followed by Carroll a few days later.
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